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Bullet Journal Spread: May 2018

May 2, 2018

 

Hi all! It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve last sat down to write a post. So many things have been going on in my life like finals, job applications and I just got sick —the combination of those are not fun. But I’m so excited to share with you my May bullet journal spread! For someone who loves color and integration of it throughout everything I do, I decided to take a step back this month and go with a more monochromatic look.

Monthly Spread

 

I wanted to stay with the grid-setup for my monthly spread since I thought it worked really well last month. It is easier to see everything in one place and doesn’t limit the spacing. There’s so many larger events going on this month like graduation! I am both nervous and excited…but glad I am going to be done with finals soon. And to fill in the empty spacing, I tried out my doodling skills with plants/leaves…which don’t judge cause I have a long ways to go! For my inspirational quote of the month, I chose “You will never find time for anything. if you want time you must make it.” This is so perfect for the busiest month ever!

Trackers

 

The expenses tracker also changed this month. It looks more minimalistic and there is a lot more space for entries. I also created a place to break down on what I spend things on….I know the food entry will probably be the largest amount hahah. I think out of everything every month, this tracker is the one I try to keep up with the most.

 

 

Next I have my blogging schedule where I can schedule out posts and place any ideas I have for the month. While I am really balancing everything in my life at the moment, I am still trying to blog consistently. you guys know I love to come on here to talk to you all and to share whatever is going on my life.

 

 

Lastly, there is the brain dump area—I need to make sure I always have a place to write down random ideas and thoughts. I try to keep my other spreads as neat as possible so I don’t just write whatever down. I will come back to this page to jot it down.

 

 

The mood and habit tracker also stayed the same with just a more cleaned up look. I am still tracking my sleep time, when I get up, gym time, etc. And on the opposite page, I have my study plan trackers, which already has me so stressed for next week. I am hoping I get to keep my sanity and this will be a big reason. I planned out what I needed to do for each specific day to help me stay on track.

Weekly Spread

 

This is the part that changed the most for this month. I made long columns to include all of my daily to-dos specific to that day and for assignments that are assigned that particular day. And for things that I can do throughout the week, I designated a column to it. I also think it would be a good idea to include an area for goals and reflections of the week—that would be so fun to look back on!

Transcending Waves

 

I know a lot of you have mentioned that you have no time to create spreads for every month but still love the idea of bullet journals. I really suggest you try out Transcending Waves. They have pre-created spreads to fulfill every single need. From monthly spreads to weekly spreads, there is absolutely everything that you could ever need. I love that there are daily spreads everyday so you know exactly what you are doing every day and to plan accordingly. Check it out and get started on your own bullet journal journey!

 


A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!

xx Jen

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91 Comments

  • Reply jane May 3, 2018 at 3:09 am

    That looks pretty organize.
    Love it
    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 3, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      it really helps me stay organized!
      xx Jen

  • Reply sepatuholig May 3, 2018 at 4:58 am

    nice cute and well organized
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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 3, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      thank you!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Chloe May 4, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Your bullet journal is gorgeous! So neat and organised xx

    Chloe x
    http://www.softoctobernight.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      aw thanks so much gorgeous!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Codrut @ Clickfunnels Review May 4, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Wow, what a cool journal to snatch it up! 🙂

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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:27 pm

      yea it is very useful!
      xx Jen

  • Reply mydailycouture May 4, 2018 at 6:41 am

    You are so organized! I love the design you created
    xx grace http://www.my-dailycouture.com/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      thanks so much for your kind words!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Lori Huffman May 4, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I bullet just about everything… bullet journaling is a GREAT idea, definitely going to give it a try… thanks!
    http://www.theresolvelife.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      i definitely think you should!!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Miss Mental May 4, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Beautiful spread and love your handwritting!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      aw thanks so much!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Lindsey Puls May 4, 2018 at 11:36 am

    That looks like a great way to stay organized! I love this design. 🙂

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      it is the best way!!
      xx Jen

  • Reply julivaglobal May 4, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    This is a great way for staying organized and productive

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      yess it’s been amazing at helping me stay organized and productive!
      xx Jen

  • Reply girlbizonline May 4, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I love your layout – clean but room for all of the most important stuff. Great design! xx

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      aw thank you! I wanted to try a more minimalistic look for this month!
      xx jen

  • Reply Lis May 4, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I deffo need to purchase myself a journal because my organisation is SHOCKING!!
    x

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      hahaha girl it will help so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply Autumn Jenkins May 4, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    I’m in love with the way you set up your bullet journal. Now I have new ideas for what to add in mine!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      thanks so much!!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Monica May 5, 2018 at 9:03 am

    I have a planner but you are super organized! I need to keep getting better at it.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      haha thanks so much!!
      xx jen

  • Reply zuneraserena May 5, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    This looks great hon thanks for sharing x
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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      thank you!
      xx jen

  • Reply Kate May 6, 2018 at 10:08 am

    I’ve heard so much about these! I want to try making one!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/how-i-read-50-books-in-one-summer-and-2018-list/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      i think you definitely should!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Cassie May 6, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Good info

  • Reply Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness May 6, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    I absolutely love this! I have a colleague that does this during her lunch break, and I have been meaning to do it as well. I am so disorganized, that it would really help me out!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      thank you so much! i think you should def start one!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Larry May 7, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Looks so well thought out, organized and clean. This looks good for organizing a business as well.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      thanks so much!! it’s so great for every aspect of your life!
      xx Jen

  • Reply mydeliciousmeals May 7, 2018 at 10:18 am

    This looks so neat and organized, definitely going to have one of these. Sound like a very cool idea, thanks for sharing!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      aw thank you so much! i think you should definitely start one! thanks for reading!!
      xx jen

  • Reply Ally BA (@ally_barrett) May 7, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    This is such a good idea! I especially love the section you have laid out for weekly goals! I’ll definitely have to start doing this it seems like such a great way to stay on top of things!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:25 pm

      yea that is something new that i have done for this month and have been loving it!
      xx jen

  • Reply Alice Megan May 7, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Your bullet journal is beautiful! It’s so minimalistic and clear I wish mine looked like this!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:25 pm

      aw thanks so much! i bet yours look AMAZING!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Marci Smith May 7, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Oh my gosh I absolutely LOVE the journal you linked! I’ll be getting one ASAP, it’s perfect for me and I love the morning plan and nightly review.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:28 pm

      yea it’s been amazing and less time consuming!
      xx jen

  • Reply Brittany May 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make one of these! You are so ORGANIZED. Loving this!!!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:27 pm

      Aw thanks so much girl!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Melanie Poulos Walsh May 7, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I really like the opportunity to doodle and be creative with my journal. But there’s not always as much time as I’d like to create new templates. Yours is so cute! But I also appreciate that there’s a way to get organized simply with Transcending Waves.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:29 pm

      yea i know what you mean–it does get time consuming at times but it’s how I destress and organize for the next week! Thanks for reading!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Michelle Christie www.macswomen.com May 7, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Ooh la la… love this post. I am one who loves to write out my thoughts, ideas and plans. So, this look just perfect for my journaling. I especially love the section to write out your thoughts at night. I get so many great ones at night and in the shower. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:29 pm

      aw thank you so much girl!! I am the same way and this is the perfect thing for me–but i’ve never dedicated a section to thoughts every night, which is such a great idea!
      xx Jen

  • Reply akamatra May 8, 2018 at 2:26 am

    As a crafter I often get asked about my own bullet journal but I don’t have one. I admire yours it’s great. I am afraid I will mess up mine that’s why I stick to ready made journals.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      omg i know you would create an amazing one! looking back on the progress you’ve made is the best part about it!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Dhara May 8, 2018 at 2:57 am

    This is the best way to stay organised. Loved it ❤️

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      thanks so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply seanphines09 May 8, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Hi Jen! Congrats on your upcoming graduation! Thank you for sharing your method for staying organized. I wish I could be half as organized as you are. I don’t think I would have the time to create my own tracker. The planner you recommended looks great, though, so I’ll check that one out. Hopefully it will help me get collected!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:31 pm

      aw thank you so much!! I love to stay as organized as i can during school to help me get as much done as possible!
      xx Jen

  • Reply genny May 8, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Planning things is the basis of daily organization. Congratulations on your graduation, many more achievements are coming ahead!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      yes i totally agree! and thanks so much–i am looking forward to what’s to come!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Dollhouse Goddesses May 8, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    This is perfect! We love seeing lives so organized, it’s inspiring.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      thanks so much!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Sondra Barker May 9, 2018 at 12:42 am

    These are so pretty! It must take a lot of creativity to create one.
    xo, Sondra
    Cuisineandtravel.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      thank you so much sondra!
      xx Jen

  • Reply notjessfashion1 May 9, 2018 at 2:52 am

    To say that you’re organized is an understatement. Ha! This is simply amazing dear. Oh how I miss writing on a journal.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      aw thanks so much jessica!
      xx Jen

  • Reply 3boysandanoldlady May 9, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I have yet to try journaling. I’m still a calendar type as it helps me stay organized.

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      i think you should start one if you want to create your own system and be more creative!
      xx Jen

  • Reply mogulmomartisan May 9, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    I adore your bullet journal and your different spreads. I need a space for brain dump and maybe that will help clear my mind!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      aw thank you so much! i think it’s such an amazing way to clear your mind!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Reesa Lewandowski (@mommalewsblog) May 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    I have bullet journal envy here! I love yours! Isn’t it so relaxing?

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      thanks so much and i love it too!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Kasie Chelanne May 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I just started using a bullet journal instead of a pre-printed planner because I couldn’t find anything that quite fit my needs. I was irritated by having to create my layouts initially but now I find it oddly soothing. Really weird. I love looking at how other people organize theirs, it’s so fun!

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      ohh that’s sooo cool! I’ve never heard of that before but that’s so convenient!
      xx jen

  • Reply Yasmin May 9, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    I’ll have to check out Transcending Waves. I’m not nearly as neat as you, especially with pen haha.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      they are great at organizing! but thanks so much–i think yours would look so amazing!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Evelyn, PathofPresence May 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I always admire those who keep a tidy bullet journal. Yours is absolutely beautiful! What an inspiration 😍👍🏼

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      aw thank you so much evelyn!
      xx jen

  • Reply Patricia & Miguel May 10, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Always love a good organizing and schedule planner! Keeping track of everything, as well as planning our trips is something key to us 😀
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
    http://www.freeoversea.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      yess planning everything out is so essential to me! thanks for reading!
      xx Jen

  • Reply selinasinspiration May 12, 2018 at 7:36 am

    I just bought myself a dotted notebook! Need to start bullet journaling as well 🙂
    Loooove your designs <3
    Very inspiring!
    xx
    Selina | Selina’s Inspiration

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      omg i can’t wait to see what yours look like!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Lizzie May 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Ive tried to bullet journal but I just didn’t have the patience to make it look so pretty and well organised as yours does x
    Lizzie Oladunni

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 13, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      haha i sometimes take too much time on it but it’s so relaxing for me!
      xx Jen

  • Reply jane May 17, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Cool calendar and organizing method
    I love how you did it

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 21, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      thank you so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply Emily May 17, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I LOVE the idea of doing a bullet journal – gosh girl, you’re a natural at it! Love!

    -Emily | http://www.East91Blog.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 21, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      oh my gosh girl you are too sweet to me!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Jessica May 18, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Wow! Call me impressed over your organizational skills! Great job!

    http://www.jessicabroyles.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 21, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      thank you sooo much!!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Elena Isabelle May 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    your bullet journal looks amazing. i wish i was talented enough to do one myself.
    ❤︎

    http://www.elenaisabelle.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 21, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      thank you so much! and I think you can do one that’s even better!
      xx Jen

  • Reply TheOneThatTravels May 20, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Great post.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen May 21, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      thank you!
      xx Jen

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